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King Kong prequel to start filming in Vietnam this February
By Nguyen Van - Thanh Nien News -
A Hollywood team arrived in Vietnam Tuesday to prepare for the filming of the highly-anticipated blockbuster “Kong: Skull Island” at some of the country’s most breathtaking locations.
Major studio Legendary Entertainment sent the technicians to the northern province of Ninh Binh first to get everything ready before the whole crew arrive on February 18.
A source told Thanh Nien their official filming schedule in Vietnam will last until the end of March, starting with Phong Nha Cave in central Vietnam. The crew will then move to Trang An-Tam Coc, which is a complex of mountain and river site in Ninh Binh, and finally Ha Long Bay.
The film is directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and is set to release in the US in March 2017. It features an ensemble cast including Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson.
The director and some crew members spent nearly two months in Vietnam at the end of last year surveying and selecting the locations.
Other filming locations are in Australia and Hawaii, according to media reports.
The movie is a follow-up project of "King Kong" (2005) which made worldwide grosses of US$550 million. It is one of the most anticipated Hollywood movies of the next few years.